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Private Buckaroo

Published 1942

WWII era Musical starring Dick Foran, the Andrew Sisters, Harry James, and Joe E Lewis. Dick Foran play a western style crooner who's anxious to join the Army. After he's enlisted he thinks he's to good for basic training which raises the ire of his fellow soldiers.

Run time 1:07:05
Production Company Universal Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviewer: lotusgreen~ - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2014
Subject: Hokey & Fabulous
Terrific music -- loved it. Watching the Andrews Sisters perform -- can't be beat!
Reviewer: ASU2000 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2011
Subject: WAIT! Some one is missing . . .
He-e-e-e-y Ab-bott!!! Some one STOLE our film!

The complete credited cast as follows:
The Andrews Sisters ... Patty, Maxene, LaVerne
Dick Foran ... Lon Prentice
Joe E. Lewis ... Lancelot Pringle McBiff
Ernest Truex ... Col. Elias Weatherford
Jennifer Holt ... Joyce Mason
Shemp Howard ... Sgt. 'Muggsy' Shavel
Richard Davies ... Lt. Howard Mason
Mary Wickes ... Bonnie-Belle Schlopkiss
Donald O'Connor ... Donny
Peggy Ryan ... Peggy
Huntz Hall ... Cpl. Anemic
Susan Levine ... Tagalong
The Jivin' Jacks and Jills ... Vocal Group
Harry James and His Music Makers ...Themselves

What happened to abbott & Costello??
This should have been an abbott & Costello film!

The film was okay to see some young actors at the start of their carees. Typical of the 1940's comedy/musical films.
Reviewer: skilpad - favoritefavorite - July 1, 2009
Subject: Dissapointing
Take the Andrew sisters and Harry James - and what would you expect? Well known Andrew Sister hits with some great trumpet work by Harry James. Unfortunately most of the music was unknown stuff such as "Six jerks in a jeep". The only well known song was "Don't sit under the apple tree". Although the music was happy it wasn't great.

The story line was weak and acting not so great. Characters lacked any real depth and never got to develop.

I didn't enjoy the film. I wouldn't watch this again - once is sufficient.
Reviewer: katpooh9 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2009
Subject: Private Buckeroo
is an upbeat movie, and the Andrews Sisters add pizzazz. Imagine the modern dead-weight carcass of Hollywood making a film like that. Movies now are just an endless cycle of sarcasm and foul language. No talent whatsoever.

After the credits, keep watching the shorts and H. G. Wells' 'Things To Come'. That movie combines Buck Rogers and Mad Max.
Reviewer: Industrial_Hamster - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 28, 2006
Subject: Just a comment !
Don't forget to check out the young Donald O'Connor, playing Donny. Not a bad way to wile away part of an evening. More of a musical vehicle than anything else, but pleasant none the less !
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